No Change There

More than half of the drivers do not know how to change a tyre, while 28% do not know how to open their car bonnet, according to research by leasing Options. Less than (24%) of 18 to 24 year olds know how to change a tyre on their vehicle.

The Long Wait

The rise in practical driving tests waiting times continues, despite statements from the DVSA  that the matter is being addressed urgently, and that a recruitment drive for more examiners was in full swing.

Patron of the ADI National Joint Council, Quentin Willson stated; “With lead in times for driving tests now running at four months, we’re making learning to drive much more stressful”

Improved DSA online booking service for practical driving tests

DSA has launched an improved online practical test booking service that makes it simpler, clearer and faster to book and manage tests.

Improvements to the service mean that it now:

  • works better on mobile devices like tablets and smart phones
  • doesn’t ask for a theory test pass certificate number unless it can’t find one on the system
  • offers better help so users know what they need to do

Feedback from those who’ve used it so far describe it as ‘greatly improved’ and ‘user friendly’.

Try it out

To book a test, visit www.gov.uk/bookdrivingtest and to change a test visit www.gov.uk/changedrivingtest .